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Office of Pluralism and Leadership
Carson Hall, Suite 125
HB 6217, Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone:  (603) 646-0987
Fax:  (603) 646-9168

Diversity Peer Leadership Program


The Diversity Peer Program was started by a group of students and administrators during the summer term of 2000 to help provide information, support, and skills to students committed to diversity initiatives at Dartmouth.

Since that time, over a 100 students have attended the Diversity Peer Program Retreat and have continued with their commitment to exploring diversity issues both personally and systematically on campus by offering projects, workshops, proposals, forums, and other events.

Mission Statement

The Diversity Peer Program will empower student participants to utilize this training program to heighten awareness of diversity and social justice issues as well as create a path to action and change within the entire Dartmouth community and beyond.

The program examines six primary areas of diversity:

  • Race/culture

  • Gender

  • Ability

  • Sexual orientation

  • Religious difference

  • Socioeconomic status

This program has three main components:

  • AWARENESS - the sharing of information to better understand diversity related concepts.

  • SELF REFLECTION - the increase of self-awareness by examining the way these concepts relate to the self and exploring one's own biases.

  • ACTIVISM - the use of our developed skills to create meaningful social change at Dartmouth and beyond.

Last Updated: 8/8/14